2006 Shop Local First Calendar of Events December 4-9, 2006

2006 SLF Calendar of Events (Word File)

Mission Merchants Association
Shop Local First Week, December 4-9, 2006
During Shop Local First Week, many Mission District shops, bars, and eateries will offer special discounts and promotions. A few stores will also be holding Customer Appreciation Parties.
Time: During store hours
Location: To download a map of the area and coupon and to see a schedule of events, go to www.missionmerchants.com and click on Shop Local First.
Contact: Shirley Wang, 637-5417, or www.missionmerchants.com

Union Square Association
Thursday, December 7, 2006
4th Annual Union Square Holiday Stroll. Special in-store promotions, refresh-ments, music & entertainment, holiday décor and gingerbread houses. Festivities will begin
in Union Square at the American Express Pavilion, where strollers can bid on an exciting number of silent auction items, benefiting A.C.T., while enjoying holiday entertainment, See's Candy and Ghirardelli's chocolate, Martinelli's apple juice and Peet's coffee. Holiday Stroll Directories will be available at the Pavilion with details about the many wonderful events happening throughout the area
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Union Square
For more information, call 415.781.7880 or visit www.holidaystroll.com

Artist-Xchange Holiday Party
Friday, December 8, 2006

Customer Appreciation Party featuring live music, refreshments, and hors d'oeuvres. Mention the Shop Local First promotions and receive a 15% discount on all gallery items Dec 4-9, 2006.
Time: 8:00PM-10:00PM
Location: 3169 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero)

Marina Merchants Association
Friday, December 8, 2006
Marina Middle School Band Holiday Performance. Please bring unwrapped toy for San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive. The Marina Merchants Association will be serving hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and bottled water compliments of Emporio Rulli Gran Caffè, Peet's Coffee, The Pita Pit, and Hill & Co. Real Estate.
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St.
Contact: Jim Maxwell, 441-0848

Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association
Saturday, December 9, 2006

The Noe Valley Merchants & Professionals Association will celebrate Shop Local Week with our 2nd annual block party, the Noel Stroll. Stores will stay open until 9 p.m. with holding holiday specials and will serve treats and libations. We'll also have Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand at Zephyr Real Estate, and two sets of carolers will stroll up and down 24th Street.
Time: During store hours. Stores open until 9PM!
Location: In Noe Valley on 24th Street between Church and Castro
Contact: Diane Barrett, 415-647-2116, Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association, www.NoeValleyMerchants.com

Fillmore Merchants Association
Saturday, December 9, 2006
Fillmore Holiday Stroll. Enjoy a day of strolling, shopping, and sipping your way through Fillmore, while listening to the sweet sounds of live jazz music.
Times & Locations (see below):

12 - 3pm
Kiehl's, 236 Fillmore Street
Melody Sams, practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will be offering Chair and Hand massage with wonderful Kiehl's products.

12 - 3 pm
Studio D, 2184 Sutter Street
Grabs some deals at their furniture sample sale while nibbling on wine, cheese & crackers. Enter to win a free leather ottoman, drawing at 2pm.

12-5 pm
Margaret O'Leary, 2400 Fillmore Street
Preview new Holiday styles from the Jill Platner jewelry 2006 collection while enjoying holiday snacks.

12 - 5 pm
Timeless Treasures, 2176 Sutter Street
Save 20% on vintage signs and darling letters.

12 - 5 pm
Jonathan Adler, 2133 Fillmore Street
Pick up your pre-wrapped gifts in all price ranges from $22 and up!

12 - 5 pm
Vivande, 2125 Fillmore Street
Will feature Italian seasonal foods and yummy Christmas specialties along with special gift purchases.

12 - 5 pm
Eileen Fisher, 2216 Fillmore Street
Enjoy an après shopping snack of cookies and sparking water.

12 - 5 pm
Benefit Boutique, 2117 Fillmore Street
Get warm with a cup of hot apple cider and cookies while the team at Benefit beautifies you. Receive a complimentary gift box with any purchase.

12- 6 pm
Zinc Details, 2410 California Street
Enjoy hot apple cider and holiday treats while strolling through their Holiday-themed Design Boutique.

12- 6 pm
Gallery of Jewels, 2115 Fillmore Street
Come by and enter to win a drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate.

12 - 6 pm
Flicka, 1932 Fillmore Street
Stop by for a cup of Glogg, traditional Swedish mulled wine, and yummy holiday treats.

12- 6 pm
Fit-Lite, 2434 California Street
Receive a FREE Fitness Start Up Kit and bring your cameras to take pictures with Fit-Lite's Santa Claus.

3 - 5 pm
The Elite Café, 2049 Fillmore Street
Will be serving fresh baked scones and coffee in the afternoon.

12-6 pm
International Orange, 2044 Fillmore Street
Step inside and enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne, they are also offering FREE gift wrapping.

2 - 5 pm
Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 2291 Pine Street
Stop by the opening reception honoring Dana Hooper, whose paintings of Sonoma County are featured in the gallery's 12th annual "Small Treasures" holiday exhibition this month.

Small Business Commission Shop Local First, Union Square
Saturday, December 9, 2006
A celebration of world class entrepreneurs who live and work in San Francisco. Come and meet local businesses and see and purchase their unique made-in-the Bay products and learn about their services at our 4th annual Shop Local First celebration where we will recognize some of these one-of-a kind businesses in an awards presentation.
Time: 10AM-5PM
Location: Union Square, San Francisco
Contact: Small Business Commission, 554-6134

Glen Park Merchants Association
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Glen Park Merchants Association Shop Local First Holiday Evening. Stores in Glen Park will stay open late that evening, and outdoor musical performances will enhance the shopping experience.
Time: During store hours. Stores open late.
Location: Glen Park commercial corridor
Contact: Hal Tauber, 585-5761, Glen Park Merchants Association

Third Street Corridor Collaborative and Bayview Business Resource Center
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Business Lights Up the Bayview, December 13 – tree lighting ceremony, guest speakers and holiday choirs, children's gift giveaway and visit with Santa, teen prizes and raffles, food and entertainment; and Bayview Business Resource Center Holiday Business Awards Mixer.
Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM
Location: Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street (between Third and Oakdale)
Contact: Catherine Lee, 822-1022



Small Business Assistance Center, City Hall, Room 110, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-554-6134 Office Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM